How can I prevent a fire?
Twelve top tips to protect your home...
- Fit smoke alarms on each level in your home.
Dust them and test them once a week.
- Make a fire
escape plan that everyone in your home knows.
- Keep exits clear so that people can escape if there’s a fire.
Make sure everyone in your home can easily find the keys for doors
extra care in the kitchen – cooking accidents account for more
than half of fires in homes. Never leave young children alone in
- Take extra
care when cooking with hot oil. Consider buying a deep-fat
fryer which is controlled by a thermostat.
leave lit candles in rooms that nobody is in, or in rooms where
children are on their own.
- Make sure cigarettes are stubbed out properly
and are disposed of carefully, and never smoke in bed.
- Get into the habit of closing doors at night. If
you want to keep a child’s bedroom door open, close the doors to
the lounge and kitchen. This may well help save their life if there
is a fire.
- Remember one plug for one socket.
- Keep matches and lighters where children can’t see
or reach them.
- Take special care when you’re tired or when you’ve
- Always switch off TVs and other electrical
appliances off when not in use.